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Senior Practice Manager
Abdul Hafeez

Practice Group Clerks
Craig Wain
Gavin John
Lucas Bennett
Chris Graham

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid
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Susan Monaghan - Education Law

Susan has extensive experience of appearing in many different Tribunals ranging from Immigration Tribunals, to Professional regulatory Tribunals. She has been involved in proceedings concerning the following Regulatory Bodies:-

• Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
• General Medical Council (GMC)
• General Dental Council (GDC)
• Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
• Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority (IAASA) Legal Panel Member (preferred Counsel)
• Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Lay Panel Member

She has experience of representing clients on school appeals and in the past has clerked school appeals. Susan has Public Access rights.


2007- to date: Appointed Legal Assessor to the MPTS (formerly General Medical Council in accordance with Paragraph 7 of Schedule 4 of the Medical Act 1986(as amended).
2009- to date: Appointed Legal Assessor to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
2010- to date: Appointed Legal Adviser to the General Dental Council (GDC).
2011- 1 March 2014: Lay Panellist for CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)
2012- to date: Legal Adviser to the HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council)

Relevant Work Composition

As Regulatory Counsel I advise on regulation interpretation, policies and procedure. I am a member of the Bar Standards Board prosecution panel. In that role I advise on prosecution and act on behalf of the Bar Standards Board at their hearings.  In 2010 I was appointed to IAASA’s (Irish Auditing Accounting Standards Authority) list of preferred Counsel to advise.

I advise a number of regulatory panels on the law and any procedural matters arising during the course of hearings.

I am instructed by ACCA at its Disciplinary and Appeal and Admissions hearings.

I advise on drafting regulations and rule changes.

Languages: French, Italian, Japanese, Irish.

Computing: Computer literate.

Interests: Fencing, Travelling, Running, Reading, Classical Music and Ballet.


ARDL, Bar Pro bono Unit (panel member)